Let's make lemonade.
I'm using canned lychees here.
Frozen lychees or even fresh leeches work
really well as well.
I like to use canned
because leeches are seasonal,
and I can't always count on having access
to fresh lychees.
I like to use the canned lychees
that are in sugar sirup.
I've also used lychees
that are in a xylitol syrup,
and I'm not a huge fan of those,
but you could certainly use those as well.
But I have the sugar syrup lychees here.
going to take a few lychees out
so I'm just going to take about
six or seven.
But those aside
and the rest of the lychees,
along with all of the syrup,
go straight into a blender.
Now I'm going to add the lemon juice. So
I'm going to measure the lemon juice.
About three quarters
of a cup of lemon juice.
Set that aside
and then I have half a lemon left over.
I had four lemons.
It always takes a different amount
of lemon juice to get to the same quantity
of lemon juice.
But since I have a half lemon left,
I am just going to slice it up
to make it look nice
and add the lemon juice
to the blender with the lychees
Okay, Once that is nicely blended,
add in the ice and water
and blend again.
There it is.
I do like a little bit of salt
in my lemonade because I grew up
drinking Indian lemonade.
So I'm just going
to add a little pinch of it
and then you can
sweeten this a little more, if you like.
So I have it.
I have two tablespoons of sugar here,
and I'm just going to add those in
and blend it.
Now, to assemble the lemonade,
so I'm going to add
some ice to the pitcher
just add the lemon
and the blended
So now I have going to lemonade.
It's pretty creamy looking
and that's because of the lychee.
You can strain this out
if you don't want it to look so creamy.
But the Vitamix does
a really good job of blending it
so that there aren't any chunks.
So I like it like this.
So pouring some into a glass.
And there it is.